- CRCC in the NewsCatholic Sisters Discuss Sustainable Development in Africa at Nairobi ConveningAlong with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), CRCC convened leaders from the Catholic Church, NGOs, state governments and foundations for “Catholic Sisters: Champions of Sustainable …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Creativity and Innovation, Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Sub-Saharan Africa
- VideoThe Row L.A. – A Skid Row Church Ministers on the Streets of Los Angeles
- CommentaryThe Top Five Religion Trends to Watch in 2016From the rise of evangelical hipsters to the rise of religious “nones,” religion is in a period of flux as we end one year and look forward to the next. Here at …Topics: Black Church, Catholics and Catholicism, Christians and Christianity, Creativity and Innovation, Economic Inequality, Evangelicals and Evangelicalism, Hunger and Food Policy, Immigration, Latinos, LGBT Issues, Megachurches, Millennials, Place and Religion, Political Attitudes and Values, Protests and Uprisings, Race and Culture, Religious "Nones", Religious Leadership, Social Services, Voting and Elections
- ArticleCharting the Future of ReligionThis post originally appeared in Caring Magazine. At the start of a typical evening at Monday Night Mission, volunteers wiped down tables on a terrace outside a Burger King near Our Lady …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Religious "Nones", Religious Affiliation, Social Services
- CommentaryBuilding the Future of Religion, One Burrito at a Time: Service Groups and Religious “Nones”On a recent Thursday night, a group of about 75 volunteers for the Burrito Project commandeered the kitchen and fellowship hall at the Church of the Epiphany to make 1,000 burritos to …Topics: Community Organizing, Creativity and Innovation, Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Millennials, Religious "Nones", Social Services
- CommentaryA Pragmatist’s View of ReligionIt is reasonably easy to be an armchair critic of religion. There are ample examples of religious leaders who compromise the values of their tradition, and the fundamentalists of every religion are …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Economic Inequality, Healthcare, Hunger and Food Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Social Services, Sub-Saharan Africa
- CommentaryWhere They Make MannaWhen Pastor Ed Carey arrived at Hope International Bible Fellowship (Hope IBF) in 1994, the situation was grim. The once-thriving congregation was down to 30 people and thinking of closing its doors. …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Hunger and Food Policy, Social Services, Southern California
- CommentaryFaith and Food Justice: Nourishing Body and SoulWant to see interdisciplinary activism at its best? Look at food justice. Seeking to address the inequities in the food system from production to consumption, the movement creates ties together the concerns …Topics: Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Social Services, Southern California
- CommentaryFeeding the 983,000According to a recent report from the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, the number of people served by its affiliate food pantries, kitchens and shelters throughout Los Angeles County has increased 46% since …Topics: Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Social Services, Southern California
- ReportToolkit for Multidisciplinary Approaches to HomelessnessUSC faculty members present papers related to problems of homelessness in Los Angeles. Download a PDF of the ReportTopics: Economic Inequality, Faith-Based Organizations, Hunger and Food Policy, Social Services
- ReportCrisis in the Streets: Homeless Women and Children in Los AngelesWritten by Grace Roberts Dyrness, Mia Thompson, and Peter Spoto, this publication contains data related to homeless families in Los Angeles. It details services that are being offered to this population, then …Topics: Economic Inequality, Faith-Based Organizations, Family and Relationships, Hunger and Food Policy, Social Services, Southern California
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- Samuel ChuContributing FellowSamuel Chu is a seasoned community organizer and strategist who works at the intersection of faith and public policy.
- John B. OrrCo-founder & University FellowJohn B. Orr has worked extensively in the fields of religion, education and politics.
- Jonathan RussellContributing FellowJonnie Russell is a scholar engaging religion, philosophy and politics, and a chaplain working for social justice on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
- Megan SweasEditor and Director of CommunicationsMegan Sweas is a journalist specializing in social and economic justice issues and world religions.
- Adlai WertmanUniversity FellowAdlai Wertman teaches social entrepreneurship at USC. He led Chrysalis, a non-profit devoted to helping the homeless in Los Angeles gain employment.
- Tetsunao YamamoriContributing FellowTetsunao Yamamori is a sociologist with expertise in global Pentecostalism.